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They are 1/21 and they are very very poor. Ive had the Panzer III, StuG III, M-40 and Long Tom. They had a Sherman too. Nowdays they bring obscene amounts of money on eBay (Long Tom has been reissued). They are semi scale at best with the old one piece black rubber band type tracks that always rotted and crumbled. I'd say the M-40 and Long Tom were the best of the bunch but thats judging them by early 60s standards.
Tamiya did five 1/21 kits between about 1964 and 1972.
They had a Stug III, Panzer III, Sherman, 'Long Tom' gun and an M40 Big Shot. The Stug, Panzer III and Sherman came in single motor or dual motor, remote control, versions whereas the Big Shot was remote control only.
The Long Tom was originally released with a working breech that fired a plastic shell but that is very, very hard to find nowadays. Anyway, here are some images of the kits in my collection for a trip down memory lane, when models were made from 'Completery Formed Plastic'!
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very strange M4A1
May 25 2012, 6:11 AM
It has HVSS mounted on a early pattern hull and with what looks like the reworked turret with the 76 mm. Did they base this artwork on a real example or did someone just see a bunch of Shermans one day and made this mad chimera out of them?
These kits really predate when people knew or cared
May 25 2012, 7:46 AM
About differences between early hulls, late hulls, etc. It's in the same vein as the Revell Sherman which is sort of like an M4 composite with HVSS and an early 75mm turret, or Aurora's Panther that mixes a D turret shell with G hull hatches and engine deck on an Ausf A hull.